In HomeSharing, we bring together inhabitants with diverse questions and young people in search of housing. A hospita is helped with their question and homeshare students get affordable housing. Both in a welcoming environment. The project was inspired by the success of Homeshare International

In Match HomeSharing, Students or ‘homesharers’, support their hospes or hospita for 4-7 hours a week. In exchange for this, they receive a rent discount of maximum €150 euros. 

We are currently looking for homeowners and students who are eager to share their time, talents and network to get the most out of living together. 

Click here for the vacancy text for students.

for students

  • companionship
  • a calm home
  • a network in the city
  • affordable housing
  • learn the language
  • a family
  • a social impact
  • safety
  • ‘gezelligheid’
  • a mentor 

for hosts

  • companionship
  • shopping
  • household tasks 
  • gardening
  • language lessons
  • childcare
  • care of pets
  • help to use the computer
  • safety 
  • extra income

frequently asked questions

What are the expectations of the living space?
An offered living space must meet various conditions. There must be enough space so that the persons can live together, but also have some privacy. The student’s room must have a surface of at least 5m2, a (fire-retardant) lockable door, a window that can be opened, a fire alarm and an escape route to the outside. The house must have at least 1 toilet, 1 shower/bath facility and 1 kitchen. These facilities may be shared.

Can I still ask over my friends and family if I take part in HomeSharing?
Yes, you can. If you wish to invite friends and family over, we make sure to find you a housemate that is okay with this. This will be written down in a so called lodgers agreement, in which we specify the expectations of both sides.

HomeSharing and Covid-19, is that possible?
Yes, we still match students and homeowners. The selection and matching takes place online if possible. If an online appointment is not possible or desirable, we ensure that 1.5 meter of distance is guaranteed in a well-ventilated room.
After a successful Match has been found, the student moves in. From then on you are a household and the rules for households of the Dutch government apply. Additional agreements may be made in mutual consultation. We expect individual students as well as homeowners – we select for this – to handle this in a safe and responsible manner.

If you do not feel comfortable taking someone in at the moment, you can still sign up for the project. We will then contact you if the situation changes positively (for example due to a vaccine).

Does living with a student mean that I have to pay more tax, that my allowances or benefits will be lower?
For each homeowner, we will look at the desired financial situation. This means that we will always aim for zero loss of income. If you want to have more information about this, please contact us. 

What about the rent?
In accordance with the regulations of the Huurcommissie, we use the points system to calculate the maximum rent you can ask for the room. The student receives a 150 euro discount on this rent in exchange for approximately 7 hours of effort per week.

What does the matching process look like?
We carefully select both homeowners and students. The choice for a participant is based on our own experience of selecting driven, enthusiastic students and on the knowledge of our experienced partners such as Trajekt and other Homeshare organizations in 14 countries. Once you have filled in the application form, we will contact you to schedule a telephone call. If you pass the requirements as a student, we will schedule a longer interview. If you pass the requirements as a hospita, we schedule a (digital) visit. After the interview or visit we let you know if you passed our final selection. You are then able to participate. However, as we want to make good matchings, it can take a while before we find your perfect match. In the meantime, we stay in touch.

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